Destination Hotels is relaunching its "Destination Discoveries" program.
The hotels and packages, ranging from opportunities for artistic experimentation to outdoor athletic escapes, are advertised on the Destination Discoveries website. The resource allows clients to choose from some of the country’s most sought-after retreats, which cater to a range of different preferences. Scattered across the United States, the Destination Hotels come in assorted varieties: resorts, inns, lodges, and spas are just a handful of retreat types.
A stay at the Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, South Carolina invites guests to take in the picturesque scenery of the region (seascapes, shrimp boats, plantations, church ruins, boneyard beaches and the Arthur Ravenel Bridge) while honing photography skills over the course of hands-on lessons. Participants will not only come home with fond memories, but will also return with physical souvenirs of their trip.
At the Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe, New Mexico, one can indulge in the best of both worlds. Here, a combination of artistic pursuits (walking through local crafts markets, a visit to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, participating in a private jewelry-making workshop with one of the hotel’s Artists in Residence) and soothing treatments (like a Healing Art spa experience at The Spa at Loretto) encompass the rejuvenating ambiance of the city.
Another popular choice is the Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, California. Those interested in taking part in some sky and sea-appreciation (which involves a glider ride over Lake Tahoe, followed by a scuba dive for both certified and uncertified divers inclusive of gear and a personal dive guide) may opt to stay at the West Coast outpost.
For skiers, there’s the Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, which provides a rustic sampling of local craftsmanship (through a private rustic furniture making class) and alpine culture (sampled over the course of a two-day tour of local haunts, an outdoor mountaintop yoga class, on-site tastings of regional delicacies, and spa offerings like the Vermont maple syrup body scrub ritual offered at the Lodge).
Using the unique cultural profile of each city as a framework, the initiative has created countless signature activities for clients to delve deeper into the diverse heritage found within the United States.